Ladora Ann 'Dody' Thomason

Posted 4/26/21

Ladora Ann 'Dody' Thomason

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Ladora Ann 'Dody' Thomason


KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Ladora Ann “Dody” Thomason, 82, of Kalamazoo, Mich., formerly of Clinton, passed away at 1:12 a.m. on April 24, 2021, at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. A memorial service will follow at noon at the funeral home with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. The family requests masks and social distancing.

A private graveside service will be held at Willmore Cemetery, Clinton. Friends and family may later view the memorial service at


Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton,  Warner Hospital and Health Services, Clinton, or Friendship Village, of Kalamazoo, Mich.

Ladora Ann was born on March 14, 1939, in Lincoln, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Alma (Goldhammer) Autry. She married Gary Alfred Thomason on June 22, 1957, in Lincoln. He passed away on November 19, 2003.

Dody was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her children, Kevin (Cindy) Thomason, Kalamazoo, Mich., and Susan (Mark) Gray, Hamilton, Ga.; grandchildren, Chelsea (fiancé, Michael Parr) Thomason, Sarah (Mark) Woods, Rebecca (fiancé, Tyler Warfle) Thomason, Melissa Gray, Adam Gray; and her dear friend John Veirs.

Dody was a member of the First Christian Church, DeWitt County Museum and the Dr. John Warner Hospital Auxiliary. She was a medical assistant for 35 years at the Myers, Veirs and Heath Medical Office, Clinton. She enjoyed flower gardens and birds. She was an awesome cook. She especially enjoyed playing the piano and accompanying others.

Online condolences may be made at